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Nguyen Van Thien
Antoine Nguy?n V?n Thi?n
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SeeV?nh Long
In office24 November 1960 - 12 July 1968
SuccessorNguy?n V?n M?u
Ordination21 February 1932
Consecration22 January 1961
by Ngô ?ình Th?c
Personal details
Born(1906-03-13)13 March 1906
Saigon, French Indochina
Died13 May 2012(2012-05-13) (aged 106)
Nice, France
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Antoine Nguy?n V?n Thi?n (13 March 1906 - 13 May 2012) was a Vietnamese Roman Catholic bishop and the oldest of the Catholic Church at 106 years of age. He was also one of the last living bishops to have served in South Vietnam.[1]

Born in Cái C?n, Thi?n was ordained a priest on 20 February 1932. He was appointed the bishop of V?nh Long in November 1960 and received episcopal consecration in January 1961. He resigned that position in 1968 and was appointed a titular bishop of Hispellum the same month. He became the oldest living Roman Catholic bishop on 6 October 2005, with the death of Bishop Ettore Cunial at age 99.[2]

Thi?n died in Nice, France, on 13 May 2012, aged 106.[3] France's Géry Leuliet then became the oldest living Catholic bishop.[4]



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